Published: Sat, March 16, 2019

Mob boss gunned down in Mafia hit outside his home

Mob boss gunned down in Mafia hit outside his home

The post-Gotti chapter saw the mob's influence on the USA eastern seaboard wane - but Wednesday's hit threw NY back to its golden years of organized crime.

The 53-year-old reportedly ascended to the top spot in the gang in 2015, taking over from Domenico Cefalu. He was sentenced to life in prison and died of cancer in 2002.

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said there has been a slight urise in alleged mob-related violence in NY within the a year ago.

He had long ties with the Sicilian mafia and the Gambino family, and was said to have intentionally kept a low profile during his time in charge.

Gambino crime boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali was assassinated in front of his Staten Island home Wednesday night in a stunning gangland hit that recalled some of the most infamous Mafia killings in city history.

It was the first mob boss who was killed since 1985. "The word that I'm hearing is this: That there's old school tension and friction".


Gotti then ran the Gambino family until he was convicted in 1992 of racketeering and five counts of murder. Gotti then took control of the family.

New York Police seal off the area around suspected Gambino crime boss Frank Cali's Staten Island home.

Last October, 71-year-old Sylvester Zottola, a reputed associate of the Bonanno organisation, was shot dead at a takeaway restaurant in the Bronx, New York.

After prosecutors called him "a danger to the community" Pandrella, 59, pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn federal court to accusations of shooting Zito in his own home and stealing money from him. Rudy Giuliani, then USA attorney for the Southern District of NY and now President Donald Trump's personal attorney, was handling the prosecution.

Cali's only criminal conviction came from an extortion charge in 2008 for trying to shake down a trucker; he spent 16 months in prison.

In that case, authorities intercepted conversations shedding light on his quiet underworld command. After he was shot several times, Cali tried to crawl under his SUV to hide, Shea said.

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